Graphical user interface energy characterization for handheld computers

Lin Zhong, Niraj K. Jha

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Abstract

A significant fraction of the software and resource usage of a modern handheld computer is devoted to its graphical user interface (GUI). Moreover, GUIs are direct users of the display and also determine how users interact with software. Given that displays consume a significant fraction of system energy, it is very important to optimize GUIs for energy consumption. This work presents the first GUI energy characterization methodology. Energy consumption is characterized for three popular GUI platforms (Windows, X Window system, and Qt) from the hardware, software, and application perspectives. Based on this characterization, insights are offered for improving GUI platforms, and designing GUIs in an energy-efficient and aware fashion. Such a characterization also provides a firm basis for further research on GUI energy optimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCASES 2003
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Compilers, Architecture, and Synthesis for Embedded Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages232-242
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)1581136765, 9781581136760
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
EventCASES 2003: International Conference on Compilers, Architecture, and Synthesis for Embedded Systems - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2003Nov 1 2003

Publication series

NameCASES 2003: International Conference on Compilers, Architecture, and Synthesis for Embedded Systems

Other

OtherCASES 2003: International Conference on Compilers, Architecture, and Synthesis for Embedded Systems
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period10/30/0311/1/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

Keywords

  • Energy characterization
  • Graphical user interface
  • Handheld computers
  • Low power design

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